While the services available at each hospice are slightly different, our aim is to provide high quality clinical care in a home like environment and to care for your child as you would do at home.
We provide planned and emergency short breaks, symptom management and end of life care. Family accommodation is also available on site meaning that families can choose to stay with their child throughout their time in Hospice or to use this opportunity to spend time with their other children at home.
Either way, our aim is to ensure that you can get the rest you might need, confident that all your child’s needs are met by caring and competent staff. We recognize that for many parents, there is not the option to avail of family or friends as babysitters in the way other families might do and therefore our community support and short breaks service can help.
All the necessary clinical equipment, such as hoists, SATS monitors etc are on hand to ensure your child’s safe care at Hospice.
While families are staying at hospice, all their practical needs are looked after, such as meals and laundry, allowing quality time to be spent with the child.
In the video below, Joleen and Keith reflect on the care they received in Children's Hospice, when their baby, Bethany, was very ill and wasn't expected to survive.
In the video below, Grace Stewart, Children's Hospice Care Services Manager, reflects on the care that is provided to children and their families through Children’s Hospice facilities.